Docomo Links LTE to the Cloud
Yamada, who says his company will be generating more than half of its average revenue per user (ARPU) from data services during the current fiscal year, said that few people have focused on the low latency attributes of LTE networks. (See Road Testing LTE and Passing the LTE Test.)
That low latency makes LTE a suitable network for accessing cloud services, an area that mobile carriers need to develop as part of a broader approach to service innovation if they are to grow and not be consigned to the role of being a dumb pipe, and an emerging mobile service niche that Docomo is already exploring pre-LTE. (See DoCoMo Offers Cloud Movie Editing.)
"Cloud services are going to be very important for us in the future," added Yamada.
Docomo plans to launch its LTE network, dubbed Xi (pronounced Crossy), next month. (See NTT Docomo Sets LTE Date.)
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading